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Shops support sustainability agenda

27 November 2023
Our charity shops don’t just raise vital funds for the hospice – they are an important part of making sure we do our bit for the planet.

By selling preloved products in our stores, we are helping to find a new home for items which might otherwise go into landfill. In fact, over the past year*, we stopped an incredible 316,485kg of items from being thrown away by selling them in our shops, saving over 4.2million kgs of CO2 from being emitted – that’s the equivalent of over 7,000 flights from London to New York! And that’s not all – any unsaleable items are passed to scrap merchants for recycling, avoiding another 159,431kg of landfill waste and 2.1million kgs of CO2.

Other eco-friendly initiatives include: 

Head of Retail Jonathan Varley said: “Charity shopping has always been good for the environment as it is entirely based around re-using items that might otherwise be thrown away, and we’re constantly looking for new ways to ensure our operations are greener than ever before.”

*(August 2022 – August 2023)